The holiday season brings a lot of stress, even in the workplace. You’ve got employees trying to work overtime to earn some spare holiday cash and tired workers who are more than ready for their holiday vacation. But you need to make sure everyone is completing safety training and keeping those safety regulations in use on the job. Christmas time is a great time to help your employees brush up on their safety training knowledge and celebrate the holiday season all at once.

 

How? We’re glad you asked. Here are just a few Christmas safety training activities you can use in your workplace to spread Christmas cheer and reinforce vital safety information at the same time. Your employees will thank you!

 

The 12 Days of Safety

Plan a themed training schedule to fit into “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Here are some great topics to cover:

 

  1. Personal Protective Equipment

  2. Ladders

  3. Slips and Trips

  4. Falls

  5. Scaffolding

  6. Electrical Safety

  7. Lockout/Tagout

  8. Respiratory Protection

  9. First Aid

  10. Hand and Power Tools

  11. Fires

  12. Hazardous Materials

 

Just dedicate a few minutes at the beginning of each shift to review the day’s theme. You can send out training refreshers or just have a quick meeting. Regardless of your approach, you should remind employees why safety training is so important to you and your workplace. Bonus points if you can fit all 12 topics into the Christmas song!

 

Holiday Safety Slogans

Admittedly, these are pretty cheesy. But that’s what makes them fun! The sillier your holiday safety slogans, the better they’ll stick with your employees. You can easily make fun little signs to hang around the workplace or the break room during the holiday season. It’s a two-in-one! Holiday decor and safety reminders all in one!

 

  • Tis the Season to Be Safe

  • Light up your tree, not your home.

  • Don’t be a Scrooge! Get it fixed!

  • Be on Santa’s good list – be safe!

  • Santa likes a clean chimney. So do we.

  • Christmas is coming; the Turkey's getting fat; watch out for hazards lest you go splat!

  • Santa doesn’t do plaster casts.

  • Christmas is best enjoyed at home, not in hospital.

  • Best gift you can give your family is YOU! Please be safe.

  • Only Santa has a magical vehicle – don’t drink and drive.

  • Smoke detectors make great stocking stuffers!

 

You can find these slogans and more cheesy holiday fun at safetyrisk.net.

 

White Elephant Safety Trivia

Is it really bribing employees if they supply the gifts? We don’t think so. Organize a white elephant gift exchange for your employees. The catch? They have to answer safety training questions correctly if they want to open or steal a gift! It’s a great way to promote safety, team building, and holiday cheer at the same time. Safety training doesn’t have to be boring, and it doesn’t have to happen in a classroom setting. Let your employees have some fun while they brush up on those workplace best practices.

 

However your workplace celebrates the holidays, make it fun and keep it safe. Christmas safety training activities can be educational and refreshing for everyone.

 

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